Kim Kelly

Writing, Reporting, and organizing in Philadelphia, PA

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Author, labor columnist at Teen Vogue and Fast Company, and freelance contributor to all manner of other publications. Third generation union thug. Writer on labor, politics, working class resistance, antifascism, heavy metal, death culture, history, nonfiction, and things that go bump in the night.

My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review, Esquire, GQ, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Republic, Rolling Stone, the Nation, Pitchfork, New Labor Forum, NPR, Food & Wine, The Appeal, Allure, Bitch Magazine, VICE, Kerrang, Playboy, The Atlantic, The Chicago Reader, Spin, The Quietus, Bandcamp, Spotify, The Village Voice, Decibel, Terrorizer, and many more. I also spent five years as the heavy metal editor for Noisey, VICE's music and culture vertical.

My first book— ‘FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labor’—is out now on One Signal/Simon & Schuster.

Proud Wobbly, and proud member & councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.

kimkellywrites @ gmail dot com

  • Work
    • Writer / organizer
  • Education
    • Drexel University